Analyzing the Aesthetics of Participation of Media Architecture

Jonas Fritsch, Erik Grönvall, Morten Breinbjerg

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This paper presents a theoretical framework for analyzing the aesthetics of participation of media architecture. The framework is based on a close reading of French philosopher Jacques Rancière and provides four points of emphasis: modes of sense perception, forms of engagement, community and emancipation. The framework is put to use in the analysis of three experimental media architectural projects; Ekkomaten/Echoes from Møllevangen, the coMotion Bench and FeltRadio. We discuss the findings from this analysis and outline future perspectives on how to develop and use the framework prospectively in the design of media architectural projects and other interactive environments.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd Conference on Media Architecture Biennale
Number of pages10
Place of PublicationACM New York, NY, USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication date3 Jun 2016
Article number4
ISBN (Electronic)ISBN: 978-1-4503-4749-5
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jun 2016
Event3rd Conference on Media Architecture Biennale - Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Duration: 1 Jun 20164 Jun 2016
Conference number: 3


Conference3rd Conference on Media Architecture Biennale
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